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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.05390
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0108] April 1792 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox on shares in their canal project and the imprisonment of William Duer
Date 1 April 1792
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Declares that he was disappointed not to receive a letter from Knox regarding the canal project. Mentions that many businessmen are asking him when they will allow shares to be purchased in the canal business. Reports that their business associate Colonel [William] Duer's financial situation does not look promising, and that he has landed in debtor's prison (he spells jail as "goal," an antiquated form). Would like Knox to send him a deed. Encloses a recommendation from William Hunt (not present) for an unnamed young man to receive a military appointment.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Infrastructure  Canals  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Finance  Debt  Prisoner  Law  Contract  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Military History  Waldo Patent  Land Transaction  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Duer, William (1747-1799)  Hunt, William (fl. 1785-1792)  Flint, Royal (1754-1797)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Law; Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859